Carreón, Phil

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Carreón, Phil Gender: M
Alonzo Lozano Carreón
born on 6 May 1923 at 02:10 (= 02:10 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 14°52' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°57 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 10°56'


American big band leader based in Los Angeles who flourished from 1946 to 1952, retiring from music in 1952. Carreón was a clarinet player; but as a band leader, he did not play an instrument.

Carreón's orchestras performed stock arrangements from Count Basie and other popular swing bands and performed custom arrangements that distinguished his orchestra in both swing and Latin jazz. The Latin jazz was essentially American big band swing-jazz fused with Afro-Hispanic music — mambo and bolero, in particular. His band's Latin style became a popular trend with a few other notable Latin oriented Los Angeles big bands that influenced what became salsa.

Phil Carreón died at age 87 on 13 October 2010 in Boulder City, Nevada.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Marsh, Warne (born 26 October 1927). Notes: Music collaborators
  • associate relationship with Vasquez, Ray (born 12 February 1924). Notes: Music collaborators


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate ("Alfonzo Carreon").


  • Traits : Body : Race (Mexican)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor (Big band leader)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Phil Carreón and His Orchestra)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Clarinet)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz